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Health Plan Management Toolkit and Filing Guidance
 ​Important Notices!
Large Group Rate Filing Deadline
The deadline for 2018 PY large group rate filings has been extended to September 12, 2017.

2018 Form, Rate and Binder Training Webinar

Presentation slides from the 2018 Form, Rate and Binder training webinar that was held on March 7, 2017, are available from the following link:

UPDATED! (as of April 7, 2017)

Ohio Filing Deadlines


2018 EHB Compliant Health Plans and 2017/2018 Student Health Plans

The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) has received questions regarding the deadlines for form and rate filings that support the 2018 EHB compliant plans.  As you know, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an addendum to the 2018 Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs).  As the addendum has not been finalized, ODI is updating the state form and rate filing deadlines. 
ODI will continue to monitor the policy changes being discussed in Washington and how those may impact health insurance in Ohio.  However, the revised timelines we are outlining below are likely final for submissions related to plan year 2018.
These state filing deadlines apply to form and rate filings for both on-exchange and off-exchange major medical plans and both on-exchange and off-exchange certified Stand Alone Dental Plans (SADPs).
Please note, the filing deadline for the QHP application (binder) filings has not changed.
The filing deadlines are as follows:
Ohio Final Filing Deadline*
Type of Filing

​​March 13, 2017

FORM Filings for:

  •  All Student Health Plans
    - for the 2017/2018 School Year
March 27, 2017 RATE Filings for:
  •  All Student Health Plans
    - for the 2017/2018 School Year

April 30, 2017 NEW!

FORM Filings for:
  • Individual & Small Group Health Plans (major medical and SADPs)
  - includes all amendments, endorsements, riders and new forms that will be used in 2018
RATE Filings for:
  • All SADPs

 - for the 2018 Plan Year

May 10, 2017
BINDER Filings for:
  • On-exchange Individual & Small Group major medical plans
  • On-exchange and/or off-exchange certified Individual & Small Group SADPs
 - for the 2018 Plan Year
June 5, 2017 NEW!
RATE Filings for:
  • Individual & Small Group major medical plans

- for the 2018 Plan Year


Frequently Asked Questions​

 Click here to see the Plan Management Toolkit's Frequently Asked Questions.

The Ohio Department of Insurance welcomes your plan management questions. While we will not be responding to submitted questions one by one, we will post all questions and answers so all stakeholders will be able to see the information.
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Ohio Department of Insurance
50 W. Town Street, Third Floor - Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio  43215
John Kasich, Governor | Jillian Froment, Director
General Info: 614-644-2658 | Consumer Hotline: 800-686-1526
Fraud Hotline: 800-686-1527 | OSHIIP Hotline: 800-686-1578